'Desperate Widows': Live stream, release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Lifetime thriller
What if you escaped to an idyllic retreat only to realize that none have actually escaped from there?
"An idyllic retreat, hiding the darkest of secrets" is how AMC describes 'Desperate Widows', coming to Lifetime with thrills and daring investigations. The film, which was earlier titled 'Mommune', centers around a widow who uncovers a human trafficking ring while staying at a commune for mothers looking for a fresh start.
The movie begins with a sure sense of helplessness and doom as two women are tied up and their mouths taped shut as they lie unconscious in the back of a van. One of them wakes up and tries to kick the door open, only to be administered a chloroform-dipped handkerchief by a masked perpetrator, rendered unconscious, and taken out into the dark woods. The sequence sets the tone for the Lifetime thriller, set to release this month.
'Desperate Widows' is set to release on March 7 at 8 pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
Tragedy can be a burden, and a woman who recently became a widow takes what's left of her family to a commune-for-moms in hopes of a fresh start. Eventually, the mother-daughter duo find that much more is going on there than what meets the eye.
They uncover black market human trafficking being carried out by the Mommune's corrupt owner under the garb of a commune. With growing awareness of the nosy duo, the widow must now fight to keep herself and her daughter from becoming the commune's next victims.
The film casts Justine Eyre, Olivia Stuck, Allison McAtee, Jake B. Miller and Kate Bond.
Eyre is a Canadian actress who has narrated well over 400 audiobooks and been honored with a coveted Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.
Stuck is an American actress who portrayed Dawn Buckets on the Disney XD series 'Kirby Buckets'. She also portrayed Missy Bradford in an episode of 'Girl Meets World' and appeared in 'Good Luck Charlie' as Emma.
McAtee is an American actress, best known for her role as Catherine Stark in the independent film 'Bloomington' and as Maggie Day in the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime drama 'The Haves and the Have Nots'.
'Desperate Widows' has been created by Lane Shefter Bishop who is director, screenwriter and producer of the film.
The multi-award-winning producer/director has received numerous accolades for her work including an Emmy, six Telly Awards, a Videographer Award, three Communicator Awards, a Sherril C Corwin Award, an Aurora Award, a Davey Award, a New York Festivals Award and the DGA Fellowship Award for Episodic Television. She is also the CEO of Vast Entertainment, a book-to-screen company, under which she has produced 'Assassination Games'.
We will update this space once it is released.
Where to watch and how to live stream
The movie premieres on Lifetime Channel on March 7, at 8 pm.
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